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Interesting Facts

Also with a delicious Pilsner beer you can propose a toast.

  • Beer was brewed by the ancient Sumerians as early as 7,000 years ago.
  • The Czech word for beer – “pivo” – comes from the Old Church Slavonic language and means the “most common and widespread beverage”.
  • Beer is a rich source of B vitamins, contains important antioxidants and supports proper digestion.
  • The oldest recorded Czech brewery was located at the Břevnov Monastery in Prague. The monastery was founded in 933 AD and beer likely began to be brewed here just after its foundation.
  • Most beer is produced in China, with the USA as the second and Russia the third largest producers.
  • St. Wenceslas is the patron saint of Czech beer.
  • Pilsner style light lager – Pilsner (Pils) beer makes up 90% of production in the Czech Republic.
  • Until the 19th century beer making was exclusively a woman’s occupation.
  • Czechs are huge beer lovers – according to statistics, Czechs drink 143 litres of beer annually, which is roughly 286 pints per capita per year.
  • Making one litre of beer requires four to eight litres of water.